Technology and Applied Design

Division II Chair: J. Pearce


Program Chair: M. Mahoney


Faculty: G. Mahoney, M. Mahoney, A. Mills, and D. Feinberg




Courses: TAD Courses


Major/Minor Requirements: Technology and Applied Design B.S.Technology and Applied Design with a Technology Management Concentration B.S.Technology and Applied Design Artisan Studies Concentration B.S.Technology and Applied Design Engineering and Technology Education Concentration B.S.


The Technology and Applied Design Program offers a general Bachelor of Science degree and three additional areas of concentration--Technology Management, Artisan Studies, and Engineering and Technology Education. The objective of these offerings is to provide students with a broad professional and liberal-arts education necessary for entrance into careers or into professional or graduate schools. Course work is provided in the areas of applied design, design and documentation, manufacturing technology, electricity/electronics, energy and power technology, graphics communication, photography, Appalachian crafts, quality control, alternative energy, robotics, construction, architecture and Computer Integrated Manufacturing. Throughout the program, emphasis is placed on aspects of creativity, quality, originality, and inventiveness in solving problems of design and production. When declaring the major, a student may select one of the three concentration options. Students may also select the general degree; but in doing so they are encouraged to select a minor(s) or a secondary major.

In addition to supporting students' achievement of the Aims of General Education, the Technology & Applied Design Program seeks to assist students in meeting the following learning goals and associated learning outcomes:

Learning Goal 1: Develop understanding and skills within the Discipline and throughout the Liberal Arts

Learning Outcome 1.1: Demonstrate critical thought, problem solving, analysis and synthesis

Learning Outcome 1.2: Demonstrate a desire for life-long learning and inquiry

Learning Outcome 1.3: Connect learning in technology and applied design across all disciplines

Learning Outcome 1.4: Demonstrate learning by addressing real world problems and challenges.

Learning Goal 2:  Develop a contemporary, global understanding of Technology and Applied Design.

Learning Outcome 2.1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the world of work.

Learning Outcome 2.2: Demonstrate appropriate skills and knowledge toward specific application(s) of technology and applied design.

Learning Outcome 2.3: Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of technology and applied design has on humans and our natural world.

Learning Goal 3:  Preparation for Responsible Engagement

Learning Outcome 3.1: Demonstrate an awareness for individual action, ethical consciousness and a commitment to service.

Learning Outcome 3.2: Exhibit preparedness to live thoughtfully in our natural and human made environments.

Learning Outcome 3.3: Demonstrate understanding of the importance of human collaboration and cooperation. 

Technology and Applied Design Course Sequencing Table:

Please be aware that the table below represents current planning and is subject to change based on faculty availability and student interest.  It is not meant to represent any guarantee to the student that the courses will be offered in the term in which they are currently planned.

COURSEFall 15Spr 16Fall 16Spr 17Fall 17Spr 18
TAD 100X X X 
TAD 115  X  X
TAD 202X  X  
TAD 213 X   X 
TAD 245X XX  
TAD 330  X  X
TAD 340  X  X
TAD 345X   X  
TAD 352 X  X 
TAD 382X  X  
TAD 455 X  X 
TAD 460X  X  
TAD 470X  X  
TAD 488 X X X